The last we heard from Sweden’s Tribulation was last year’s live album Alive and Dead at Södra Teatern. The goth’n’roll five-piece have been on a steady rise since dropping 2015’s The Children of the Night. But now, Tribulation have announced that they will be releasing the follow up to 2018’s Down Below next year.
Tribulation’s new album will be called Where The Gloom Becomes Sound, and is set to drop January of 2021. The album was engineered and produced byJamie Elton at Studio Ryssviken in Stockholm, Sweden, mixed and produced by Tom Dalgety (Ghost, Opeth) at Psalm Studios, U.K. and mastered by Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios in Stockholm, Sweden.
“‘Down, further down, Where the Gloom Becomes Sound…’, Anna-Varney Cantodea once sang in a previous millenium, in a different world,” say the band in a statement. “And further down than ‘Down Below’ we went with this one. The album is a sombre one, filled with ghastly shadows and elemental magic — a mythological bestiarium vocabulum ranging from the desert sands to the midnight sun, from our murky prehistorical past to our potentially luminous futures. Figuratively, literally and musically. We worked together with producer Jamie Elton to create something wild and imaginative, something that would take the listener on a nightly adventure along with Fernand Khnopff’s enigmatic sibyl on the cover and with all the gods and goddesses, nymphs and demons that we conjured up during the recording. As an icing on an already frosted cake we had the help of Tom Dalgety for the finishing touches.”
Check out the cover art for Where the Gloom Becomes Sound below:
Not only that, but the band have also announced a European 2021 tour with Bolzer and Molassess, saying, “Now at summer’s end in the near endless year of trials and tribulations that is 2020, after a touring hiatus and a new album in the so called, bag, we are very happy to announce that we are yet again about to trek across the ancient body of Europa – over her flesh and through her veins – the land where the sun ever sets.”
Catch the band at one of the following dates:
Words by Chris Krovatin